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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Leading in Public Life
Building Africa’s leadership capacity with a focus on promoting accountability

For two weeks in March 2017, a group of outstanding emerging African leaders – drawn from government, civil society, international organizations and the business sector – will converge in Cape Town. They will participate in the third Building Bridges Leading in Public Life programme where they will engage with a wide array of public leaders, including former Cabinet Minister Trevor Manuel, Justice Albie Sachs and public intellectual Prof Achille Mbembe.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 14:15
African Perspectives on Global Corruption
African perspectives on global corruption

African perspectives on global corruption was a joint colloquium hosted by the Journal of Contempary African Studies (JCAS) and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) on 22 - 23 February 2017.


Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 10:00
Building State Capability
Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action

Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action by Matt Andrews*, Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock looks at capability shortfalls that currently exist in many countries, analyses this evidence and identifies capability traps that hold many governments back—particularly related to isomorphic mimicry and premature load-bearing.

*Matt Andrews is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and teaches a core module on GSDPP's Master of Philosophy in Development Policy and Practice programme.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:45
The Imperative to Strengthen Our Union

Report on the Proposed Recommendations for the Institutional Reform of the African Union by H.E. Paul Kagame

As an outcome of the successful adoption of the Kigali Decision on Financing the African Union, the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State determined that there was an urgent need to accelerate the ongoing reform of the African Union, and decided to entrust the task of preparing a report on the proposed way forward to President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.

To this end, President Kagame appointed a pan-African advisory team to assist with the review, with whom he held a series of consultative meetings to identify the African Union’s strengths and shortcomings, and consider proposals for reform.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 09:45